Welcome to the latest issue of the American Grass Fed Beef Newsletter.
In this issue, you will find the following:
* Our Grass Fed Beef Drawing Winner
* Latest News
* Additions to Our Website
* Additional Sources for Our Beef
* Ask Dr. Whisnant
* Pregnant Mom Shares About Grass Fed Beef
* Grass Fed Raw Dog Food and Cat Food
* Dr. Whisnantís Award Winning Grass Fed Beef Recipe
OUR GRASS FED BEEF DRAWING WINNER
Congratulations to HANNA DOPPELT of Chicago, Illinois who is the lucky
winner of our Grass Fed Beef Drawing. She received a gift box of our
delicious grass fed beef tenderloin.
Our web site has gained much media attention in the last month. Our
grass farm was featured in the St. Louis Post Dispatch and Daily American
Dr. Whisnant was, also, interviewed on the Nan and Doug morning show
on KMOX in St. Louis.
Chet Day presented an article by Dr. Whisnant in his popular Health
and Beyond newsletter. Chetís website has great articles about almost
any health topic. Chet has put together a 12 e-mail series of
grass fed beef recipes at:
ADDITIONS TO OUR WEBSITE
By popular request, we have just added a way to purchase large quantities
of ground beef, quarters, sides and whole beef on our website.
Picking up larger orders at our grass farm is the most economical
way to purchase our beef. If you live in our area, it is a wonderful
family outing to take a drive to the country.
As an alternative, we will deliver to food co-ops, restaurants and
retail stores with large orders in our area.
Also, we have added a monthly buying club for regular customer savings:
ADDITIONAL SOURCES FOR OUR BEEF
If you are in the Boston area, our grass fed beef is now available
at Lee's Market:
796 Main Road
Westport, Massachusetts, 02790
Phone: (508) 636-3348
Leeís is a family owned supermarket selling unique gourmet foods.
Occasionally, they offer chef demonstrations for learning to cook
grass fed beef.
If you are in the Atlanta area, our grass fed beef jerky and snack sticks
are now available at:
Natural Market Place
4719 Lower Roswell Rd
Marietta, GA 30068-4269
Natural Market Place is a health food store with a live food bar,
organic foods, and supplements. The owners are extremely friendly,
knowledgeable and helpful.
Please visit these markets and support their efforts to provide this
ASK DR. WHISNANT
If you have questions for Dr. Whisnant, please write her at:
American Grass Fed Beef
Here is an example of a great question from one of our visitors.
QUESTION: Considering the increasing acceptance of the Atkins
diet, is there less pressure to provide extremely lean beef? I believe
some of the flavor in beef comes from being well marbled with some
amount of fat. I have an order placed so you know I trust your judgment
in running your business.
ANSWER: I personally feel that any diet has a problem in asking
you to eat "abnormally" for a time, lose the weight, then go back
to eating "normally". Often, the weight comes back. I believe you
have to change eating habits in order to truly make weight loss a
As a veterinarian, I can tell you that an animal in a state of ketosis
(which is what the ketones in the urine on the Atkins Diet indicate)
is considered sick and should be medically treated. I have read the
theory behind the diet, but I still have grave concerns as to its
Only in the last 40 or so years have Americans learned to accept corn
fed beef as what good beef should taste like. I truly donít believe
our ancestors would enjoy the bland, fatty taste of current grain
Many consumers today prefer grass fed beef. Some of the finest beef
in the world comes from Argentina and New Zealand (grass fed).
The American acquisition of a taste for corn-fattened beef coincides
remarkable with changes in agriculture that revolutionized the production
of corn. Corn today uses more artificial fertilizer, pesticides, and
herbicides than any other crop that we produce. A huge outpouring
of government subsidies has, also, made it cheap.
Before the corn revolution, it took lots of open land and time to
fatten cattle. Using corn speeds up the process, allows growth to
be done in confinement, and allows fattening to be done more quickly
and cheaply. Speed means profit.
Corn fed beef? From the standpoint of the animal, it is not healthier.
The abnormal diet of corn causes multi-organ disease processes, which
necessitates the feeding of steroids and antibiotics to keep cows
From the standpoint of the beef, corn fed beef is not healthier for
you. Much evidence shows that it is not only the amount of fat consumed
that is unhealthy for us, but it is also the type of fat. Corn fattened
beef is high in saturated fat and low in omega-3 fatty acids (a good
fat found in grass fed beef).
From the standpoint of the environment corn fed beef is not healthier.
The heavy use of fossil fuel, artificial fertilizer, pesticides, and
herbicides required to make corn is rapidly depleting our nation's
Many who eat grass fed beef say that it has a cleaner, more pure taste.
We have sold grass fed beef to Europeans and Argentineans now living
in the U.S. who want the beef flavor they experience from grass fed
beef and canít find from other sources.
Since you are interested in weight loss, the biggest value to you
is that 12 ounces of our grass fed beef has approximately 200 fewer
calories than the same portion of grain fed beef. Plus, grass fed
beef is lower in harmful fat than grain fed beef.
Our grass fed beef does not sacrifice your health. After a few servings,
you will become a connoisseur of the richer flavor of dry aged grass
fed beef, which doesnít have the greasy fatty taste of grain fed beef.
A diet of grass fed beef is not only healthier for you but itís tastier,
too. ! ! !
Give yourself a few meals, I think you will be in for a treat.
This answer is probably more than wanted to know, but it is a fond
topic of mine.
P. Whisnant, D.V.M.
American Grass Fed Beef
We are learning from our customers great reasons for eating grass
fed beef. Here is a comment from a pregnant mom:
"I just wanted to say "Thank You" for your all natural products.
We haven't cooked any of our beef yet (we're saving it for our vacation
next week), but I just love the beef jerky and the snack sticks.
I am pregnant with my second baby, and I love the fact that there
are no preservatives or nitrates/nitrites in the snacks that could
be harmful to my unborn baby.
My 15 month old daughter also loves the snack sticks, which came as
a great surprise because she is such a picky eater!!
GRASS FED LIVE DOG AND CAT FOOD
We have discovered that many of our health conscious visitors are
advocates of Dr. Billinghurst's BARF (Bones and Raw Food) diet. We
have been getting more and more requests as "word of mouth" advertising
has increased the demand. Our customer's pets love our grass fed beef
and news about our beef has traveled fast.
For the convenience of our customers, we have decided to add a small
area on our site devoted to grass fed beef for your live food dogs
As a veterinarian for 21 years, I believe that giving our pets live
food is the best option for a healthy pet. By special request, we
now offer our customers USDA grass fed ground beef, liver, tongues,
hearts, knuckles and tails for their pets.
Our Labrador and 3 cats eat raw grass fed beef. They all thrive on
a live food diet.
If you have not done research on live food for dogs and cats, I highly
recommend that you spend some time reading the following books before
switching your pet to a live food diet:
"Give Your Dog a Bone" by Dr. Ian Billinghurst
"The Ultimate Diet" by Kymythy R. Schultze, A.H.I.
"Reigning Cats and Dogs" by Pat McKay
There is more involved to feeding a live food diet than just throwing
a raw meaty bone out for your pet. In fact, some types of raw meaty
bones can be hazardous to your petís health. Never feed a cooked bone
to your pet.
You need to be aware of your pet's complete nutritional requirements
before trying a raw food diet. However, it is the intelligent choice
for the informed pet owner.
Visit our web site for your pet food:
AWARD WINNING GRASS FED BEEF RECIPE
My Mexican Casserole has long been a family favorite of the Whisnant
household. In fact, years ago I won the Florida State Beef Cook Off
sponsored by the Florida Cowbells and the Florida Cattleman's Association
with this recipe.
I hesitated to give our newsletter readers this recipe because it
doesn't use all healthy ingredients. However, I did win over all the
grain fed beef entries with this recipe. I thought you might enjoy
seeing my award winning recipe which sold even this ultimate die hard
grain fed cattlemen crowd.
Here is my secret for success . . . grass fed ground beef in a casserole
does not have a heavy layer of fat that you get from grain fed ground
beef. It adds a richer, fuller taste to any beef casserole.
DR. WHISNANTíS MEXICAN CASSEROLE RECIPE
2 pounds of Grass fed Ground Beef
10 free range eggs
1 small onion (chopped)
1/2 c. evaporated milk
1 (16oz.) can refried beans
1 (4oz.) can green chilies
1 (10oz.) can tomatoes and green chilies
1 (11oz.) bag tortilla chips
1/2 c. water
2 c. sharp raw Cheddar cheese
1 tsp. cumin
Garnish with diced tomatoes, avocado, salsa and sour cream
Celtic sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Brown beef and onion. Cook until water naturally occurring in grass
fed beef evaporates. Add beans, tomatoes and green chilies, water,
cumin and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
Add chopped green chilies. Cook in lightly greased pan until "hard
scrambled". Set aside.
To assemble casserole: Crush chips in bottom of greased 11-13-inch
pan. Pour meat mixture over chips, layer egg mixture over top of meat.
Top with grated cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Remove and garnish with diced tomatoes, avocados, salsa and sour cream
Dr. Patricia Whisnant
Veterinarian and Grass Farmer
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